Secret Millionaires Club

  Lesson 1: Lemons to Lemonade: Warren Buffett, the world greatest investor, teaches kids about some basic business fundamentals: Quality Monopoly (Zero competition) Price point Market Location Learning point:  If the people won’t come to your business, bring the business to the people.  Remember: Location, location, location!

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BBC Bitesize Finance Fun

The BBC have recently commissioned 6 x 5 min video’s that provide, in a fun and frenzied way, some excellent financial survival guides. Each video follow a family of Zombies, and teach how to make the most of your money, highlighting the pitfalls that may come your way, whilst navigating the world of credit and […]

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Investing club launches

At St James we have just started an investing club. The aim is for students explore other ways to increase their money, outside that of a tradition savings account. Savings accounts: According to Which? Magazine the best 11-18 year old interest rate is 4.5% with the Halifax. You have to deposit £10-£100 each month and […]

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Earning, Spending, Saving and Investing

Yesterday, the amazing  Shakespeare Schools Foundation came into school to teach some of our Year 7 students about finance. After arriving in their minibus, 50 Year 7 students took part in two  1 1/2 hour workshops, about earring, spending, saving and investing. The team started by checking out what the students knew already.  Many knew a little […]

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Every class has been challenged with the task of organising an event or activity between March and May 2019. This blog post will help with budgeting so that profits can maximise and mistakes minimised. Budgeting is a fancy way of tracking all your money. If you don’t have a plan then you are going to […]

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Financial Stewardship

Thanks to Moneywise, £1500 has been donated to the school to teach financial stewardship.  As with the Parable of the Talents, each student and member of staff is going to be given £1.  Your task is to steward this money over the next 12 weeks.  Are you going to bury it in the sand, or […]

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Visiting the Bank of England

The Bank of England (BOE) is a fantastic resource and a wealth of information for those wanting to know the difference between inflation and interest.  Their interactive resources and information bring economics and finance to life. St James’ students had the opportunity to visit the BOE museum as part of the Deep Learning day this […]

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Securing your financial future

Hello and welcome to my money stewardship blog. Over the following months I hope to inspire students, helping them understand the basics of earning, saving, spending and investing.  We will be learning from the feet of the financial greats, as well as trialling resources that are available to kids across the world.  If you become a […]

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